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Opening Session: Congress Opening

  • David Luna, ICT Minister, Colombia.

  • Dumek Tubay, Del Bolivar Gobernator.

  • Germán Darío Arias Pimienta, Executive Director, CRC, Colombia.

  • Sebastián M. Cabello, Head of Latin America, GSMA. Organizer Committee.

  • Carolina España, Representative Director in Colombia, CAF.

  • Bruno Ramos, Regional Office Director for the Americas, UIT.

  • Óscar Robles, Executive Director, LACNIC.






Panel 1: The Role of the State in the Digital Economy

Well known international experts will discuss the role of public policies within the context of digitalizing production, data flows, innovation systems and entrepreneurship of the technological base and the appearance of the technological platforms.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Roslyn Layton, Visiting Fellow, AEI’s Center for Internet.

  • Arun Sundararajan, Professor NYU and Author of “The Sharing Economy”. United States.

  • Daniel Castro, Vice President Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. United States.


  • Sonia Agnese, Senior Analyst for Latin America, OVUM.

  • Roslyn Layton, Visiting Fellow, AEI’s Center for Internet.

  • Carlos López Blanco, Public Policies and Regulation General Director, Telefonica.

  • Juan Manuel Wilches, Commissioner Expert, CRC Colombia.

  • Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy, Facebook.

  • Arun Sundararajan, Professor NYU and Author of “The Sharing Economy”. United States.

  • Daniel Castro, Vice President Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. United States.

Moderator: Raúl Katz, President, Telecom Advisory Services and Professor at Columbia University.


Keynote. Report presentation: “Affordability Report, Alliance of Affordable Internet”

By Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, A4AI.


Coffee Break


Keynote. Mobile Industry – Promoting the digital innovation and transformation in Latin America in the 21st Cent

Ubiquitous access to broad band services, mainly on 4G/5G technologies, will continue promoting digital innovation and economic growth in the region during this century.

Modernization of our regulatory frameworks is an opportunity for accelerating and taking full advantage of that potential for transformation of broad band in the benefit of our societies.

By José Ayala, , Head of Government & Industry Affairs for Latin America, Ericsson.


Panel 2: Model of the regulatory framework for convergence

Debating about the contrast between the ideal regulatory framework within a convergence scenario and the current situation in Latin America, with the purpose of laying out the paradigmatic changes to be made on the Digital Ecosystem regulation. Analyzing the different regulatory challenges that are arising to ensure an appropriate operation of the digital communication markets and studying how the current regulation is inappropriate for coping with them.

Initial presentation: Fran González, Analysys Mason.


  • Santiago Pardo, Vicepresident of Regulatory Affairs and International Relations, Claro Colombia.

  • Natalia Iregui, Vice President of North Cone , AT&T.

  • Juan Sebastián Rozo Rengifo, ICT General Viceinister, Colombia.

  • Gilbert Camacho, President of the Board, SUTEL, Costa Rica.

  • Héctor Huici, ICT Secretary, Argentina.

  • Rodrigo Ramírez Pino, Telecommunications Undersecretary, Chile.

  • Gabriel Contreras, President Commissioner, IFT Mexico.

  • Robert Pepper, Global Connectivity and Technology Policy, Facebook.

Moderator: Fran González, Analysys Mason.


First Day Closing – Plenary Session



Panel 3: “Regional and Sub-Regional Approaches to the Digital Economy: Lessons from Asia-Pacific and Latin America”

Productive transformation means generating better jobs through the coordinated work of companies and workers. The panorama of the region on this matter presents multiple areas of opportunity: accumulation of productive capacity, technological adoption, education for competitiveness, safe and stable business environment, infrastructure, among others. The purpose of this panel is promoting a discussion on the institutional context and initiatives around the digital economy and trans-border electronic commerce seen in some subregional alliances and commercial blocks (for example, APEC, EU, MERCOSUR, The Pacific Alliance, CAN). The dialog would encompass the key enablers for public policy makers to configure and implement a strategy for a Regional Digital Market: decision power; regulatory agenda and specific policies; initiatives on the digital economy and future perspective.

Initial Presentation: “Digital economy, investment and innovation: lessons on regulation and production of public policies in Latin America” by Elena Scaramuzzi. Head of Americas Telecoms, Media, and Digital Economy, Cullen International.


  • André Müller Borges, Telecommunications Secretary, SETEL Brazil

  • Walker San Miguel Rodríguez, General Secretary, Comunidad Andina de Naciones CAN.

  • Luz María García, Undersecretary of Economy of Chile Adviser, Alianza del Pacífico Presidency.

  • Oscar León, Executive Secretary, CITEL (OEA).

  • Santiago Pinzón Galán, Digital Transformation Vice President, Asociación Nacional de Industriales (ANDI).

  • Adriana Arreaza, Director of Macroecomic Studies, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.

  • Wilson Peres, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • Fernando Borjón, General Director, PROMTEL Mexico.

Moderator: Mauricio Agudelo, ICT and Telecom Senior Specialist, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.


Coffee Break


Panel 4: Internet and innovation under regulated environments

The fundamental principles of the Internet support, among others, the existence of an open, stable, safe, resilient Internet, where all users may access all its content, services, information, etc.

To achieve an open Internet, the solution should attend users’ needs in the best possible manner and it should also respond to innovation. Such innovation leads to an economic growth and it allows companies and users maximizing their benefits.

Users’ experience will depend on and it will increase with the number of contents and applications available on the web, as well as its legitimate use, with no discrimination or limitations.

This means that users should have access to Internet contents, applications and functions with no negative impact from blockades, prohibitions, regulations, etc. Therefore, any regime aimed at regulating open Internet should frame general principles granting a higher number of options for users instead of restricting through regulations what can or cannot be offered to users.


  • Juan Carlos Archila, International Relations Director, America Movil.

  • Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhão, Secretaría de Política de Informática, Ministerio Ciencia Tecnología, Innovación y Comunicaciones, Brazil.

  • Chris Weasler, Director of Global Connectivity, Facebook.

  • Gonzalo Navarro, Executive Director, Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet – ALAI.

  • Eduardo Santoyo, CEO, .CO SAS.

Moderator: Oscar Robles, Executive Director, LACNIC.




Panel 5: #ICT4SDG, how to make an effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the region?

The United Nations have relaunched its agenda with 17 ambitious goals of which the information and communication technologies industry may have a crucial role. The public-private cooperation will be essential for exploiting to its maximum the so called “4th Industrial Revolution” and for these benefits not to be for a few ones, but for all citizens instead. There is a huge challenge for connecting, equalizing and learning and Latin America should be able to embody this vision with a concrete action agenda at the local level.


  • Daniel Quintero Calle, IT Vice Minister, MinTIC, Colombia.

  • Alfonso Gómez Palacio, President, Telefonica Colombia.

  • Ana Lucía Lenis, Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy – Andean and Central Region, Google.

  • Martha Castellanos, Manager of Plan Nacional Decenal de Educación 2016-2025, Ministry of Education, Colombia.

  • Suzy Sierra Ruiz, Member of ANTV Board, Colombia.

Presentation and Moderator: Ana Blanco, Industry Purpose Campaign Strategist, GSMA.


Coffee Break


Panel 6: Public policies for the development of telecommunications

Session for discussing public policies on radio communications with a focus on their impact on the economic and social development in view of the World Conference on Telecommunications Development of the UIT to be celebrated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 9th to the 20th of October 2017.


  • Martha Suarez, General Director, ANE Colombia.

  • Annelise Valdés, Regional Legal and Regulatory Director, DIGICEL, Panama.

  • Juarez Quadros, President, ANATEL Brazil.

  • Luis Fernando Mejía, Planning National Director, Colombia.

  • Miguel Godoy, Presidente, ENACOM Argentina.

  • Judith Mariscal, Professor CIDE, Mexico.

Moderator: Mario Maniewicz. Vice Director of the Radio Communications Office of the UIT.


Closing Session: Challenges for Digital Development in Latin America


  • Germán Darío Arias Pimienta, Executive Director, CRC Colombia.

  • Rodrigo Ramírez Pino, President, REGULATEL.

  • José del Castillo Saviñón, President of the Board Directors, COMTELCA.

  • Trinidad Jimenez, Director of Global Strategy of Public Affairs , Telefonica Spain.

  • Marcelo Cataldo, CEO, TigoUne Colombia.

  • Daniel Bernal, Adjunct Director Regulatory Affairs, America Movil.

  • Antonio Juan Sosa, Corporate Vice President of Infrastructure, CAF.

  • José María Lassalle, Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda, Spain.

Moderator: Pablo Bello, Executive Director, ASIET and Organizing Committee.


Second Day Closing – Plenary Session